No Pot Love in the ATX?

Austin doesn't crack Top 40 toking cities

No love for the bud?
No love for the bud?

Believe it: According to The Daily Beast, Buffalo, New York is more pot-loving than Austin.

Wait...what?

According to the online mag, that is true. They ranked the country's 40 "highest cities" using data from FBI crime reports of pot-related arrests and drug-use data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to come up with a basic list of high cities – and Austin didn't make the cut. Perhaps this is a good thing? Like, maybe our arrest rate didn't cut it, or the number of people who honestly answered the government's questions about use weren't up to par? (Cities also got extra points if they have a local NORML chapter, which we do.)

Who knows? But here is one thing that is true: Oxnard, Calif., and Lewiston, Maine, made the cut.

Check out the entire list here.

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